Vienna 20 degrees
When the city blooms and the sun shine in the Viennese sky, I get the feeling that – not only me- but everybody is a bit happier than usual.
In general, 20 degrees in Vienna means:
1. The park is suddenly full of people who lay on the grass.
2. The possibilities of finding a free table to sit outdoors are low.
3. You have to wait in the queue to get an ice cream.
Will you come here with me? In Pure Living Bakery. I would like to show you my new discovery. My new discovery couldn’t be more delicious. A place that I could visit day by day. If you come with me, it will be even better and we might be lucky enough to meet Blue again. Blue is big, he has blue eyes, white soft hair and he likes to play with you (see photos below). You‘ll see, it is going to be a blast!
What I ordered: A dark orange chocolate, the Oreo cake, the banana chocolate cake, one bagel with rucola, cheese and ham! Mahlzeit (good appetite in German)!
Pure Living Bakery, Burggasse 68, 1070 Wien
I don’t know to what to tell you, but it was nice to try some diamond rings today. I had a very nice day with my Spanish friend, Cristina. We met in the centre and went to eat something while sitting outside (like everybody in Vienna where the weather is rarely sunny like today) we snapped funny photos (she has a new photo camera and I became so jealous of it) until that moment, while standing in front of a shop window, I saw someone who was smiling to us from inside. I said to Cristina without giving it a second thought, “let’s go inside!” and this is how we met Daniel.
Daniel Cazon welcomed us in his jewellery shop in the heart of the Vienna and made us try some valuable jewellery items. He was kind enough to show us his collection and let us take as many pictures as we wanted. The most exciting thing is that if you visit his shop Cazon, you will be able to see how they make the jewellery live. If you pass from the center of Vienna, don’t miss the chance to meet Daniel and try his beautiful shining creations.
Looking at this beautiful items a crazy thought popped into my mind: I would like to create my own collection: Silia’s collection. And I even know what name I would give to my collection! Crazy but true!!
Here are the photos that I made for you:
Are diamonds a woman’s best friend?
March 20th, my birthday and the March equinox, which marks the beginning of spring. Such a happy feeling that those two things occur on the same day. Today is a busy day (which day isn’t it?) but together with a cup of orange juice, I find some time to write a few words on this blog. I have to hurry up because I have a Spanish course to attend, then I am going to meet six beautiful students of mine and later on, I am going to meet a special person and we plan to go to the theater, then to a classy dinner!
If I could ask something from you as a birthday wish, it is to know a little bit more about you…..so please feel free to write me whatever you like!
Happy birthday to everyone who celebrates their birthday TODAY!
There is something strange happening in this city. During the week days, the weather was beautiful. It was sunny and if you could find the time to lie down outside, you could enjoy the sun, get warm and your skin could finally produce a lot of vitamin D. The strange thing is that when the weekend came, I don’t understand why and how, the weather changed and started to rain. Why, If only I knew but the question is: what to do on a rainy day? A strawberry cake with a friend in a lovely Cafe is always a nice thing to do on a rainy day.
What do you like to do on a rainy day?
Café Diglas am Fleischmarkt Fleischmarkt 16 / 1010 Wien
Over a cup of coffee and a Tarte aux citron, I asked my friends today if they knew about InterNations and I was really surprised of finding out that they had never heard of it before. So I promised them I will write about it and I advised them to join the expat community online.
Under the motto “Connecting global minds” InterNations organizes various events and brings expats together. For example, you may be currently living in Amsterdam and are planning to move to Stockholm. You have already organised work and home but what about your social life? I don’t think you plan to stay alone in your new city! You can join InterNations and meet other interesting people, find interesting topics to discuss with other expats, useful information and city guides, and take part in the groups and events they organize. How can you do that? Just make your own account or give me your email and I can send you an invitation.
I have been a member of InterNations since 04/2011 and I am very happy that they now feature my blog in the recommended expat blog Vienna section, where you can also find an interview about my experience of living in Vienna here.
A big thanks to Valentina from Munich for the interview and nice chat.
I received one email and I was asked about the make up products I use and I thought I should write about it. Well, I don’t like make up that much, I’d rather say I avoid it most of the times, especially when I have to wake up early, I don’t feel like putting a lot of make up on my face. And I believe in natural beauty…!
Nevertheless, I will tell you about some products I use:
As a day cream, I use the “Make a difference plus +” from Origins, every day after I clean my face. Breakfast and day cream go together. This cream keeps my skin soft and hydrated. I first bought this product in Manhattan and fortunately I can find it in Vienna as well.
I am quite pale, so I believe I need a little bit of color on my cheeks. For that purpose, I use the Crème de blush No 2 from Yves Saint Laurent.
Fortunately not all beauty products are expensive. My favorite Volum’ Express Mascara from Maybelline is friendly to our wallets.
And now I am going to reveal my favorite lipsticks….
The No 97 Incandescente from Chanel…so sexy, hot red, french and classy! And the “Im-Passioned” from MAC cosmetics. I love them both. Two more lipsticks that I like are from Yves Saint Laurent: Rouge Volupte No 13 and No 11.
This products fit my colors and skin perfectly, and that doesn’t mean they fit you as well. Try them before you buy them.
Thank you for asking and never forget that happy girls are the prettiest girls and that all you need is a spontaneous smile!♥
Meeting friends at Cupcakes Wien, hot chocolate in Cafe Sperl, macaroons in the centre, snow in Schönbrunn Palace, buying candies and flowers for no special reason, buying new pair of summer shoes, a floral bag from Accessorize, making fine jewellery with Daniel, a beautiful moments puzzle of what I am going through in Vienna through my Instagram photos. It is time to say goodbye to winter and welcome Spring. At last!!!
For more happy moments you can find me on Instagram. Sharing is the fun part.